St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit
11705 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah GA 31419 · (912) 819-2105 · 83.63% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit is a very-small nursing home located in Savannah, Georgia. We awarded this facility an above average overall score of A+. In fact, we ranked it as the best nursing home in Savannah. We could not find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 11 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. Short-term care ratings are critical for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides roughly one and a half times as many hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most facilities we looked at. This is a great sign. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Georgia in this area with 76.6 percent of its patients returning home.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are a number of subcategories included in this area. Many of the subcategories reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 7.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the more impressive totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by both of these statistics. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was long-term care. This remarkable facility also performed extremely well in this category, where it received an A+. This finalized a amazing profile of four A+'s. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Joseph's Transitional Care Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better